Last year, we won the Canon Marketing Philippines Inc. Ambassador Program.

The mechanics? You just simply accumulate receipts of your Canon gears and whoever have the highest club accumulation gets this big check (see below)

Screenshot from Canon Press Center

L-R: Regie “tekgik” Fernando (PiPho Chairman), Ramon Arteficio (CMPI President & CEO), Raffy “gpx4” Yllana (PiPho Org Former President) and Gelo Martinez (CMPI Asst. Director)

Press Release from Canon


Canon Marketing (Philippines) Inc. (CMP), the leader in total digital imaging solutions, extends a special promotional activity for photography clubs and organizations, dubbed the Canon Ambassador Program. The program provides a way for photography club members to help raise funds for their respective organizations by getting cash rebates whenever they purchase Canon products. 

“Canon continues to find ways to support the local photography community, and the Canon Ambassador Program is just one of them. This will help boost the photo clubs’ fund raising efforts for their various activities and projects, and at the same time, encourages local photographers to continue supporting locally distributed products,” says Ramon Arteficio, CMP President and CEO.

An organization or club will receive PhP5,000 as rebate for every PhP250,000 accumulated purchase of participating Canon professional products, which include EOS digital SLR cameras and accessories, video cameras, PIXMA bubble jet printers, laser printers and multimedia projectors. To receive the rebate, the group must register and submit their organization profile, business permit, SEC/BIR registration and signed memorandum of agreement (MoA). 

In addition to the rebates, Canon will be giving an additional prize of P100,000 in cash for the photo club who credits the highest amount of rebates.  

“We launched this in 2007 and acceptance and support for the community was overwhelming. We decided to extend our Ambassador Program until June 2008 to give more photo clubs and organizations a chance to raise funds for their groups,” added Arteficio. 
Just recently, Canon turned over rebates amounting PhP128,195.00 to Pinoy Photographers Org or PhiPho, who will be using the funds for their annual Christmas party at the end of the year as well as for their regular out-of-town shoots and trainings.

Registration and claim forms are available at Canon retail outlets.  Submission of accomplished forms and verified documents may be done in person at Canon Marketing (Philippines) Inc. head office located at Marvin Plaza Building, Don Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City 1233, through fax 812-0067 or email

Funny though that there was a lot of typos on the press releases. It should be Pinoy Photography Organization or PiPho and in the newspapers and other PR articles we were designated as “advisers”, that should be Chairman & President.

Well its ok as long as we get the money for funding of the Org.


Thanks to Canon!

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Regie Fernando

Head creative artist and director at Imagesmith. Founder of Pinoy Photography Org (PiPho). Loves gadgets and tech hence the alt name "tekgik". Interested on techie stuff? follow me on Twitter. Wanna see latest photo / video musings? follow me on Instagram. Wanna hire me? :) inquire at